Telecommunication towers set for Agnes Water

GLADSTONE Regional Council has today (Tuesday, November 3) approved the change of use of two residential sites in Agnes Water for the proposed construction of telecommunications towers for the National Broadband Network.

Gladstone Mayor Gail Sellers said the towers would provide fast, affordable and reliable internet service to areas within Agnes Water, where no or limited service existed.

"Some of the potential benefits include greater accessibility to research materials for students and increased productivity for businesses," Cr Sellers said.

Council noted that the applicant, NBN Co., had selected sites that were suitable for the less obtrusive option of monopole towers and contained existing vegetation that would conceal a significant portion of each facility.

Applications were approved subject to conditions, including ensuring that the colour schemes be sympathetic to the surrounding environments.

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